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(UN Convention on the Rights of Child) at Staff College, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. The programme was chaired by Dili Ram Giri, Chairperson of Center Child Welfare Board and the chief guest was Dr. Bimala Rai Paudel, honorable member of National Planning Commission, Nepal. The program was began with the presentation on the situation of child Rights in Nepal during last 25 yrs by Mr. Tarak Dhital, Executive Director of Central Child Welfare Board, and followed by a presentation on National campaign against corporal punishment by Mr. Kiran Rupakheti, Under Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. The international child rights day was celebrated on 20 th Nov’2014 as a 25 th anniversary of CRC
The winner of the National children short-story writing competition on corporal punishment was also announced in the programme. Among the 200 stories collected from all over Nepal, top four were selected for prize by the story selection committee led by Victor Pradhan. Anjila Chaudhary form Patabahara-2, Bardiya and Naresh Dhenga, Gothadi-4, Palpa hold first and second position respectively; the third position was held by Darshana Maharjan, Harishiddhi, Lalitpur and Arju B.Ka. Panauti -13, Pasthali, Kavre. Four of the winners themselves present their stories on corporal punishment.
Guest speakers Mr. Bhanubhakta Dhakal, Mr. Kumar Bhattarai shared their childhood memories regarding physically and mentally punishment which is still prevalent in our society. Mr. Victor Pradhan shared his experiences of selecting of stories and mentioned that it is a type of research on corporal punishment from the children's view. The chief guest, Dr. Bimala Rai Paudel also shared her childhood memory on physical punishment in school. She further said,” After getting punishment children get negative impact on their self dignity and at that time the support of family members to children is really essential to recover them.” The chairperson focused on child rights and their welfare in his remarks with vote of thank to everyone.